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Mathematical Sciences (BA)

In the Bachelor of Arts (BA) and the Bachelor of Science (BS) in Mathematical Sciences programs, your mathematics degree coursework will teach you fundamentals of pure and applied mathematics, preparing you for a career in mathematics, natural sciences, computer science, social sciences or business.

As a mathematics degree student, you’ll choose one of the following seven concentrations:

  • Actuarial Science
  • Applied and Computational Mathematics
  • Financial Mathematics
  • Pure Mathematics
  • Quantitative Analysis and Operations Research
  • Statistics

Individualized program (in consultation with a mathematics faculty advisor) If you’re interested in pursuing an extended independent project related to theoretical or applied mathematics, a thesis option is available. As you work towards your mathematics degree, you’ll work under the guidance of a mathematics faculty member.

In addition to a multitude of combined degree programs, DePaul offers a combined bachelor’s + master’s degree in Mathematical Sciences and Pure Mathematics, as well as a combined bachelor’s + master’s degree in Mathematical Sciences and Secondary Education Mathematical Sciences. These mathematics degree programs will allow you to complete a bachelor's degree and a graduate degree in as few as five years.

Classes

Coursework

  • Accounting
  • Applied Regression Analysis
  • Calculus
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Investments and Risk Management
  • Linear Algebra
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Probability and Statistics

Concentrations/Tracks

  • Actuarial Science
  • Applied and Computational Mathematics
  • Financial Mathematics
  • Pure Mathematics
  • Quantitative Analysis and Operations Research
  • Statistics
  • Individualized Concentration

Career Options

Common Career Areas

  • Banking
  • Computer programming
  • Computer science
  • Education
  • Finance
  • Information analysis
  • Insurance
  • Risk management
  • Sales
  • Systems analysis
More career info

93%

of Mathematical Sciences graduates were employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment after graduation.

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In consultation with a mathematics faculty advisor, students may also create an individualized program of study leading to a degree in mathematical sciences.

A thesis option is available to mathematics majors who wish to pursue an extended independent project related to a theoretical or applied focus of the program. At least 4 credits of thesis research must be completed over one or two quarters prior to submitting the thesis. Interested students are strongly encouraged to enroll in MAT 390 during their junior year.

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